Open Records Policy

  • Taken together, the Sunshine Act and the Right-to-Know Law, often referred to as the Open Records Law, are intended to provide residents of the Commonwealth with first-hand knowledge of the activities of public agencies taken at meetings and access to contents of public records.

    The Right-to-Know Law, originally enacted in 1957 and recently amended extensively by Act 100 of 2002, specifically deals with "public records." Commonwealth residents have the right to examine, inspect, and duplicate any public record of a public agency. In order to make a request for information please download and then follow the directions on the Right to Know Request form.

    For more information, please contact:

    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    Office of Open Records
    333 Market Street, 16th Floor
    Harrisburg, PA 17101-2234
    Phone: (717) 346-9903
    Fax: (717) 425-5343

    Executive Director: Erik Arneson
    Deputy Director: Nathan Byerly
    Chief Counsel: Charles Rees Brown

    David P. McCommons, Ed.D.
    Open Records Officer
    Fox Chapel Area School District
    611 Field Club Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15238
    Phone: (412) 967-2456
    Fax: (412) 967-0697